The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is a statutory organization constituted by the Government of NCT of Delhi under the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. The DPCC established in the year 1982 with a view to protect and improve the quality of the environment in NCT of Delhi. It derives its functions from the provisions of Section 17 & 18 (b) and section 31A of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Section 21, 25, 26 & 27 Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
The functions of DPCC are as follows:
- To safeguard the health and well being of the people by preventing, controlling and abating environmental pollution.
- After that, Coordinate with various authorities set up under other laws for protection and improvement of the environment.
- To enforce environmental laws relating to water and air in NCT of Delhi.
Why is Pollution clearance require
Pollution clearance is required in Delhi from Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for any industry or activity that comes under the category of red, orange and green. For this, an application form has to filled up and submitted to DPCC along with necessary documents and fees.
After that, The DPCC reviews the application and conducts inspection. After the inspection, an environmental clearance or a No Objection Certificate (NOC) is give by the Department of Environment (DOE) of the Delhi government.
Documents required For Consent From delhi pollution control committee
You need to apply for consent from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee. The procedure is as follows:
- Get a NOC from the building owner
- Duly filled application form – Form 1A, Form 2A and Form 5
- Appointment Letter of Authorized signatory along with ID proof
- Company’s Registration Certificate (MOA)
- Site Plan
- Building Layout Plan
- Process Flow Diagram
- After that, Submit an application in Form 1 to Delhi Pollution Control Committee along with the following documents :
- Copy of Constitution of the company (i.e., Partnership deed / MOA & AOA / Certificate of Incorporation etc.)
- Copy of PAN Card and TAN no. of the company/firm
- After that, The Copy of sale deed/rent agreement/lease deed and Electricity Bill (any one as applicable) of the premises where unit is located
- Letter from MCD stating that the premises is permit to be use for commercial activity and copy of layout plan approved by MCD or other competent authority as applicable. (if required)
Consent to Establish / Operate under Air & Water Acts
The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 are the primary statutes governing the prevention, control and abatement of air and water pollution respectively in India. After that, The Acts provide for a system of prior consent from the State Pollution Control Boards / Pollution Control Committees (SPCBs/PCCs) prior to establishing or operating any industrial plant or activity.
The process of obtaining Consent to Establish (NOC) and Consent to Operate is mandatory under these acts for most manufacturing businesses.
Consent to Establish
Consent to establish is basically a permission given by the state pollution control board for setting up any industry which may or may not cause pollution. It is a part of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. Under this act, any individual who wants to initiate an industrial unit or revamp an old one has to seek prior permission from the concerned authority.
Consent to Operate:
Meanwhile, Consent to operate is a key activity for Factory owners. After that, Under this activity factory owners need to obtain a “No Objection Certificate” from concerned SPCB/PCC/CPCB before commencing their industrial operation. Applications need to be filed within 30 days of commencement of production with all required documents attached including a valid CTE/CTO certificate for the previous year.